15 December, 2015

#Interview with Kritika Sharma, #Author of Live-in with a Ghost.

About the Author:

Kritika is an enthusiast writer, reviewer, blogger and Senior Manager in a leading Market research company and is currently based in Mumbai.
Her passions lie in cooking, writing and reading. Apart from family and work, she spends most of her time reading different fantasy stories and she has eventually ended up building up one of her own. Kritika is also a singer and loves to write poems for varied occasions.

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My Interview with the Author:

When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer/ a storyteller?
I have been writing since I was a little girl. My first poem was when I was less than 10 years old. Usually I wrote for myself, but after reading so many books in past years I wanted to give myself a chance and here I am, finally a published author.

What inspires you to write?
Everything has a story and an inspiration. Some hit home, some miss. People around me and daily events I witness inspire me to write.

Are there some stories tucked away in some drawer that was written before and never saw the light of the day?
Just like every other author, I have couple of stories in my shelf which I have never shared with anyone. However, I do hope to take them out one day 

Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process is very simple, I get inspired by an idea and cook up a whole story from start to end in my head. Once I am content that it can be shaped in a good form I pen it down. 
While writing I do change a lot of things and they depend on how the story flows (you see what you think usually doesn’t turn out same when you execute)

What is your favorite scene in the book? Why?
It is the love confession scene of Jai and Jia. It is like the most waited moment of the story and the love that it emits is simply blissful

Did any of your characters inherit some of your own quirks?
Yes, the weird silence yet chattiness of Jia is something I have. 

Do you read? Who are your favourite authors and how have they influenced your writing style?
I read a lot of books; my favourite author is J.K. Rowling. 
What I read has not influenced my writing style however it does inspire me to write more creatively and beautifully

What is the best piece of advice you have received, as a writer, till date?
“Learn to accept rejections and reject acceptance” – something I learnt in the very initial phase of my writing and I am glad to have learnt it

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?
Be yourself and have patience as being a writer is not an easy road to go down

What would be the Dream Cast for you book if it was to be turned into a movie?
Hrithik Roshan always :)

How do you spend your free time? Do you have a favorite place to go and unwind?
I spend my free time with my husband. We like to stay home and watch some movies or TV series… 

Can you share with us something off your bucket list?
I want to travel all the beautiful beaches across the world…

About the Book:

Jia & Jai have a unique love story where she is human and he is a ghost. They meet during an out-of-body experience after an accident. Although from different worlds, she is simple middle-class journalist and he is a rich playboy, they fall in love instantly. During the adventure of their relation they both go through various exciting events which include tears, laughter, love and even fighting-off goons. Throughout their relation, the only thing Jia fears is what if he wakes up and forgets her. And in the end of the story he does wake up but if he remembers her is yet to be known...

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